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Jaguar XJ XJ8 4.0 i V8 32V

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 Jaguar XJ XJ8 4.0 i V8 32V

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3996 cm3 / 243.9 cu in / 243.9 cu in, 209.0 kW / 280.3 hp / 280.3 hp @ 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm, 375.0 N·m / 276.6 lb·ft / 276.6 lb·ft @ 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 240 km/h / 149 mph / 149 mph top speed, consumption 12.0 l/100km / 23.5 mpg-UK / 19.6 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)JaguarIssued from1997
ModelXJ XJ8 4.0 i V8 32VIssued until2003
SerieXJNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerJaguarCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformX308Number of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5023 mm / 197.8 in / 197.8 inTotal (curb) weight1780 kg / 3924 lb / 3924 lb
Width1799 mm / 70.8 in / 70.8 inDry weight
Height1345 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2870 mm / 113.0 in / 113.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1500 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1498 mm / 59.0 in / 59.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance110 mm / 4.3 in / 4.3 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7501742160279  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.06 m2 / 22.1 sq ft / 22.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supplyDistributed injectionEngine displacement3996 cm3 / 243.9 cu in / 243.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity499.56 cm3/cylinder / 30.485 cu in/cylinder / 30.485 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.7 : 1
SumpMax. output power209.0 kW / 280.3 hp / 280.3 hp at 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque375.0 N·m / 276.6 lb·ft / 276.6 lb·ft at 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)93.5 kW / 125.4 hp / 125.4 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output52.3 kW/l / 1.149 bhp/cu in / 1.149 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque93.8 N·m/l / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed240 km/h / 149 mph / 149 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.30 s / 7.30 s / 7.30 sFuel consumption, City (urban)17.2 l/100km / 16.4 mpg-UK / 13.7 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)8.9 l/100km / 31.7 mpg-UK / 26.4 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)12.0 l/100km / 23.5 mpg-UK / 19.6 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions281 g/km / 452 g/mi / 452 g/mi (est.)
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front235/50 R17Tyres rear235/50 R17
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Jaguar XJ XJ8 4.0 i V8 32V

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